Volume one of the Glass Bottom Boat’s Definitive project. Exploring themes of revolt, renewal, rebirth, growth and gratitude. A full length LP that starts off the Definitive journey. Based around the co-written and ever-smooth rhymes of Cal-S-thetics & Tone Dogg Raw, “the Spring album” acts as both a reintroduction to the duo as well as a jump-off of their ambitious project documenting their past year’s inspirations. Featuring beats from some familiar and not-so-familiar producers including Duke Westlake, EQ, Jeepz, Kev Brown, Rokem, Sumthin Gunny, and even dusting off the SP, Cal-S-thetics. “Blessed to share our gifts with the world, this album is mostly done in appreciation for all the people that have inspired, blessed and supported us throughout our lives,” says Cal-S-thetics, which both “For the Fam” and “Merci” delve specifically into. While the album does serve as mostly a re-introductions to the duo and their song writing abilities, it does delve into deeper subject matters and ideas, which have always been at the essence of what the Glass Bottom Boat was/is. For instance, the aptly titled, “City Beat” (a remix/rerecording of a classic Glass Bottom Boat track from The Temple album) is a song reflecting on the duo’s inspiration found at heart in the LBC and its people while living together there back in 2003-05. Additionally, “Packing” has both emcees exploring their thoughts and feelings about recent gun violence within the country. Many other storylines exist to be explored by the listeners of this project. From odes to fallen friends and relatives, to starting new ventures, from rekindling old friendships, to appreciating the present; the album is only the beginning of “A Year in the Nebula.” As with any Spring, lush growth and brighter days seem to abound from the renewal all around. This album is no different and forecast much more promise in the seasons ahead.